What You Missed: Westminster Dog Show, Russian Missile Launch, and More

In What You Missed, we round up the best stories for you to read on your evening commute.

Rumor, a 5-year-old German shepherd that came close to winning the coveted Westminster dog show prize last year, was awarded the top spot on Tuesday night. 

This is the second time since the show began in 1877 that a German shepherd has won best in show. And this is the last major event that Rumor, who has 104 career wins, will compete in. Read the story from The AP. 

Russian Missile Launch

White House officials say that Russia deployed a cruise missile, which violates a Cold War-era arms control treaty. But without a national security adviser or team in place, it’s unclear what the White House’s response will be.

Mystery Solved

After almost 40 years, a man was convicted in the disappearance and murder of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy who was abducted on his way to school. 

Etan was one of the first missing children put on a milk carton container, a legacy that has been replaced with Facebook push messages and Amber Alerts. Read the story from The Atlantic. 

What Book You Missed

The scandal of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election seems to be growing hotter by the day — with Michael Flynn’s resignation only the most recent boiling point — and journalists such as Dan Rather are saying this is the most shocking event in American politics since Watergate. It makes sense, then, that the subtitle of Rick Perelstein’s acclaimed account of that period, "The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America,” seems as applicable today as it was then.  A first-rate work of political history and a deeply entertaining read, it might just take your mind off the (current) mess of American politics.


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